Flora of New Zealand Desmids Volume III

H Croasdale, E A Flint & M M Racine

An illustrated account of taxa belonging to Staurodesmus, Staurastrum and nine genera of filamentous desmids. More of the desmids in this volume are planktonic, compared with those described in earlier volumes, and may be indicators of the quality of water. This final volume in the desmids series contains similar features to the previous two volumes and includes biographical notes on six distinguished desmidologists.

The Desmids series is a subset of the Flora of New Zealand series, and covers the large, well-defined group of freshwater and essentially unicellular plants, belonging to the green algae. "...should be in the library of every institution that employs desmid taxonomists and of every organisation that has responsibilities for water quality and the conservation of freshwater habitats." Carolyn W. Burns - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, reviewing Desmids Volume II.


Product information

Author: H Croasdale, E A Flint & M M Racine
ISBN: 978-0-47-701642-1
Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press
Publication date: 1994
Pages: 386
Format: Hardback